Newspapers on counter showing subscription business headlines

Weekly Subscription News: Watching, Weighing and Working

Featuring Gannett, Zoom, YouTube, Apple and Instagram

It may have been a short week for most of us, but it was a busy one. Gannett will invest in a product-review site, hoping to compete against rival The Wirecutter, which is owned by The New York Times. Also, Apple will start charging for its premium streaming subscription service, Apple TV+, soon; Zoom has acquired a German startup to offer real-time translation to meetings, and creators weight their options as Apple and Spotify try to woo them with their subscription podcast offerings.

Gannett Invests to Boost Product-Review Site, Hoping to Rival NYT’s Wirecutter
Wall Street Journal

The Free Ride Is Over: Apple Will Soon Start Charging for TV+
Macworld

Zoom to Acquire German Startup to Bring Real-Time Translation to Meetings
TechCrunch

YouTube, Hollywood Park to Open 6K-Seat YouTube Theater to Host Creator Events, Concerts
Tubefilter

Creators Weigh Options as Apple, Spotify Roll Out Subscription Podcasts
The Hollywood Reporter

Third-Party Subscriptions Come to Amazon, the Internet’s ‘Everything Store’
PYMNTS.com

German Watchdog Probes Apple’s Market Dominance
BBC News

Instagram Is Working on a Paid Stories Subscription Feature
Engadget

Up Next

Don’t miss the latest subscription news. Sign up for updates now!

Search this site

Upcoming events

Keep ahead of your competition

Register now for our weekly subscription news round-up

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.